Windows 8 Books

DevToolsGuy / Monday, December 31, 2012

Windows 8 Secrets by Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera

  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication Date: Sep 11, 2012
  • Price: $24.24

In Windows 8 Secrets, bestselling authors Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera cover topics ranging from how the new immersive experiences and familiar desktop UI coexist, to the subtle differences in interacting with Windows 8 via touch, keyboard, or mouse. The book encompasses helpful insights in major Windows areas such as application management, data backup, and more.

Windows 8 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication Date: Nov 23, 2012
  • Price: $19.18

From installing and personalizing Windows 8 to monitoring and tuning performance, the book takes you along an interesting and complex journey, packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds.

Designing for Windows 8 by Brent Schooley

  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication Date: Jan 30, 2013
  • Price: $19.99

If you’re building Windows 8 apps for the first time or struggling to capture the right look and feel in your Windows 8 apps, this book is for you. Designing for Windows 8 is for the person who wants to build apps that stand out from the crowd, capture the hearts of their customers, and make the most of what the Windows 8 experience has to offer.

Programming Windows 8 with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript by Kraig Brockschmidt

  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication Date: Oct 29, 2012
  • Price: Free

This book is for developers looking to learn about writing Metro style apps for Windows 8 using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

Beginning Windows 8 Application Development (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) by István Novák, Zoltan Arvai, György Balássy, David Fulop

  • Publisher: Wrox
  • Publication Date: Oct 2, 2012
  • Price: $23.09

Written in the standard Wrox style with a slew of authors, the book has several examples showcasing the endless possibilities of the Windows SDK and covers developing for the new Windows 8 app store.
It includes setting up the development environment and covers UI design, working with C# and C++, and more.

Building Windows 8 Apps with C# and XAML (Microsoft Windows Development Series) by Jeremy Likness

  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
  • Publication Date: Nov 4, 2012
  • Price: $28.19

This book explores building applications for Windows 8 right from project templates through publication to the new Windows Store. Jeremy Likness takes you along the entire app development lifecycle, beginning from the plan to creating an MVVM based design, coding, testing, packaging, and finally deployment. Jeremy Likness shows how Windows 8/WinRT development builds upon and at the time differs from WPF and Silverlight approaches.

Windows 8 Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed by Adam Nathan

  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
  • Publication Date: Dec 24, 2012
  • Price: $31.49

Adam Nathan has already built a reputation for himself as an excellent author, having churned out bestsellers such as Silverlight 1.0 Unleashed, WPF4 Unleashed, 101 Windows Phone 7 Apps, and more. Windows 8 Apps with XAML and C# Unleashed proves why his books are always within arm’s reach of all developers.

Windows 8 XAML in Action by Pete Brown

  • Publisher: Manning
  • Publication Date: February 2013
  • Price: MEAP + Print book (includes Ebook) when available - $49.99

Windows 8 XAML in Action covers Windows Store app development, providing thorough coverage of XAML, and includes the design and development of Windows Store apps. Though yet to be released, this book has already generated quite some excitement in the developer, on account of Pete Brown’s impeccable credentials.